R2Sonic and Swathe Services Ltd UK are pleased to announce Port of London Authority successful integration of the latest R2Sonic Sonic 2024 wideband high resolution multibeam echosounder onboard their new hydrographic survey vessel Maplin, recently delivered by Essex based CTruk Boats Ltd.

The Sonic 2024 system provides the widest selectable frequency selections of any shallow water multibeam echosounder, including ultra-high resolution (UHR) 700 kHz to satisfy the PLAs particular interest in structural monitoring along with other bathymetry applications.

John Pinder, Port of London Authority Hydrographer said: “We look after 400 square miles of the Tidal Thames, surveying depths from bank to bank and structures in and along the river. Our investment in the Sonic 2024 multibeam echosounder and our newly launched Maplin, will give greater efficiencies and flexibility, as well as providing higher resolution surveys for the Port of London and our customers”.

Demonstrations of the Port of London Authority Sonic 2024 system onboard their new hydrographic survey vessel, Maplin, were held during the OI 2016 Conference.